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October 15th, 2018

Growing to Greatness

The Collaborative's 2015 conceptual design for a green schoolyard at AMY Northwest has had many ripple effects—engaged students and teachers, an outdoor classroom, and a $500,000 grant from the Trust for Public Land.

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Signs of the Future in Philly
Now that a new zoning code is in place for Philadelphia, the City Planning Commission and other public agencies are turning their attention to an unwritten chapter of the code...
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Announcing Philly's First Storefront Challenge!
Have you recently seen a storefront turn from eyesore to eye-catching? The Community Design Collaborative and the City of Philadelphia Commerce Department are looking for...
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A New Look Under the El
Six storeowners along North Frankford Avenue now have a new vision for enhancing their storefronts, thanks to the efforts of Collaborative volunteers who worked with the...
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Corridor Realities
Created with Admarket's flickrSLiDR. While the somewhat-deserved stereotype of Philly storefronts is of display windows are papered over with promotional signage, brutal...
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Commercial Corridors Get a New Look
Germantown Avenue in Mt. Airy, North 5th Street in El Centro de Oro, Ridge Avenue in Roxborough, and Lancaster Avenue in Mantua/Powelton Village have gotten facelifts through the...
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Community Dialogue about Baltimore Avenue
A team of Collaborative volunteers is working with Cedar Parks Neighbors to create design strategies for redeveloping the commercial corridor on Baltimore Avenue from 49th to 52nd...
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Citywide Storefront Challenge Proves “Good Design is Good Business”
The Community Design Collaborative and the City of Philadelphia’s Commerce Department recently hosted the Citywide Storefront Challenge, an awards program  recognizing...
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Creative Partnership for Revitalization
The Collaborative is partnering with the City of Philadelphia Mural Arts Program on a pilot program that coordinates architectural and landscape improvements with public...
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Greens and Green: Overbrook Farms Completes a First Step in Revitalizing 63rd Street
Pedestrians and drivers along the 63rd Street Commercial Corridor in historic Overbrook Farms will get a treat this spring when the sidewalk planters built by the Overbrook...
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